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VFW Delivers Testimony Focused on Fixing the VA

Today’s testimony caps the VFW Legislative Conference

WASHINGTON – Today, before a joint hearing of the Senate and House Veterans Affairs Committees, John A. Biedrzycki Jr., national commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S., delivered testimony focused on recommendations for transforming the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide America’s veterans with a more effective and efficient health care system. With 25 committee members in attendance, he also used today’s opportunity to communicate the VFW’s position on potential efforts to move toward privatized VA care.

“We agree that Congress must take a comprehensive look at the Veterans Health Administration to fix what is broken, and we will work with you to identify problems and make those needed changes,” said Biedrzycki. “But let me be clear, the VFW is absolutely opposed to the privatization of VA health care! It cannot be replaced! And we will fight any efforts to do so!”

   VFW National Legislative Service

The location of our Washington, D.C. office allows us to monitor all legislation affecting veterans, alert VFW membership to key legislation under consideration and to actively lobby Congress and the administration on veterans’ issues.

Everything we do on Capitol Hill is with the VFW’s priority goals and veterans’ well-being in mind. With the strength of the nearly 1.9 million members of the VFW and its Auxiliaries, our voice on “the Hill” cannot be ignored!

 WHAT WE DO:
The VFW’s National Legislative Service advocates on veterans’ behalves. By testifying at congressional committee hearings and interacting with congressional members, the VFW has played an instrumental role in nearly every piece of veterans’ legislation passed since the beginning of the 20th Century. The VFW’s most successful and important legislative push was to make college education affordable for military service members with the signing of the 1944 GI Bill of Rights, the Montgomery GI Bill in 1984, and the new Post-9/11 GI Bill in 2008

VFW’s NATIONAL LEGISLATIVE PROGRAMS INCLUDE:

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